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Accepting Personal Responsibility


Moving from college freshman to senior to full-time professional requires a high degree of accountability. You control your path. In this seminar, learn how to:

  • Take increased ownership for your choices.

  • Avoid falling into the trap of blaming others for missteps.

  • Demonstrate accountability to your professors and employers

Recent findings from our National Professionalism Surveys show that accepting personal responsibility for decisions and actions is one of the top qualities employers look for in college graduates.

Matthew RandallMatthew Randall   

Center for Professional Excellence, York College      




February 24, 4:00pm

WPAC Theatre





From Homeless to Harvard

Murray’s story is exhilarating and her delivery innocently honest, as she takes audiences on a very personal journey where she achieves the improbable. Her story sounds like a Hollywood movie— and it practically is. Lifetime Television produced a movie about Murray’s life story entitled From Homeless to Harvard, which premiered in April 2003. Murray is the recipient of Oprah Winfrey’s first ever Chutzpah Award. Her memoir, Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard, was released in September 2010 and within a week landed on The New York Times Best-seller List.

As the keynote speaker for the 201Vizzi Family Lectureship in Professional Excellence, Murray’s campus visit will continue the tradition of creating the best student experiences at York College.   

Liz Murray  Liz Murray   

Inspirational Speaker and Best-Selling Author of Breaking Night 





April 16, 7:00pm

WPAC Theatre






Professionalism Seminars

These seminars help students develop the professional behaviors and skills that are necessary for success in whatever career path they choose. Content focuses on the application of professionalism within the academic and workplace environments. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate.